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CHURN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does churn mean? 

CHURN (noun)
  The noun CHURN has 1 sense:

1. a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk

  Familiarity information: CHURN used as a noun is very rare.


CHURN (verb)
  The verb CHURN has 2 senses:

1. stir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter
2. be agitated

  Familiarity information: CHURN used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHURN (noun)


Sense 1churn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

butter churn; churn

Hypernyms ("churn" is a kind of...):

vessel (an object used as a container (especially for liquids))


CHURN (verb)


Sense 1churn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "churn" is one way to...):

stir (move an implement through with a circular motion)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2churn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be agitated

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

roil; churn; moil; boil

Context example:

the sea was churning in the storm

Hypernyms (to "churn" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "churn"):

roll; seethe (boil vigorously)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

The water churns


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